The College has produced guidance for the completion of the management portfolio component of the Emergency Medicine curriculum. The management portfolio is part of the workplace-based assessment (WPBA) schedule for higher training and should be completed within ST3-ST6. Trainees are required to complete a minimum of four assignments which must include the two mandatory assignments: 'Managing a complaint' and 'Managing a critical incident'. At least one of the four assignments must include working with other specialties as part of the assignment. Trainees and trainers are encouraged to use benchmarking to ensure that the four assignments are at the standard expected of a newly appointed consultant.
The guidance contains a list of other Management Portfolio topics and examples of benchmarking criteria for the two mandatory assignments. It will also be useful for specialty doctors gathering evidence for a CESR application.
Benchmark sheets are also available for the following non-mandatory assignments. Please note that the management course benchmarking sheet can also be utilised to benchmark any of the management training domain projects (leadership, equality and diversity or other relevant).